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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339436/pain-related-limitations-in-daily-activities-following-thoracic-surgery-in-a-united-states-population
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Emine O Bayman, Richard Lennertz, Timothy J Brennan
BACKGROUND: Ringsted et al created a statistically validated questionnaire to assess pain-related limitations in daily activities following thoracic surgery and translated it to English. We utilized the questionnaire to assess the impact of pain impairing certain daily activities in a United States thoracic surgery population. OBJECTIVES: Examine if the questionnaire developed and translated to English by Ringsted et al to assess the effects of chronic pain after thoracic surgery on daily activities would be applicable in a sample of thoracic surgery patients in the United States...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334924/throat-swabs-in-children-with-respiratory-tract-infection-associations-with-clinical-presentation-and-potential-targets-for-point-of-care-testing
#2
Hannah V Thornton, Alastair D Hay, Niamh M Redmond, Sophie L Turnbull, Hannah Christensen, Tim J Peters, John P Leeming, Andrew Lovering, Barry Vipond, Peter Muir, Peter S Blair
Background and objectives.: Diagnostic uncertainty over respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in primary care contributes to over-prescribing of antibiotics and drives antibiotic resistance. If symptoms and signs predict respiratory tract microbiology, they could help clinicians target antibiotics to bacterial infection. This study aimed to determine relationships between symptoms and signs in children presenting to primary care and microbes from throat swabs. Methods.: Cross-sectional study of children ≥3 months to <16 years presenting with acute cough and RTI, with subset follow-up...
February 18, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334901/benzonatate-toxicity-nothing-to-cough-at
#3
Sandra C Bishop-Freeman, Erin M Shonsey, Laura W Friederich, Michael C Beuhler, Ruth E Winecker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332104/exhaustive-mathematical-analysis-of-simple-clinical-measurements-for-childhood-pneumonia-diagnosis
#4
Keegan Kosasih, Udantha Abeyratne
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading cause of mortality for children below 5 years of age. The majority of these occur in poor countries with limited access to diagnosis. The World Health Organization (WHO) criterion for pneumonia is the de facto method for diagnosis. It is designed targeting a high sensitivity and uses easy to measure parameters. The WHO criterion has poor specificity. METHODS: We propose a method using common measurements (including the WHO parameters) to diagnose pneumonia at high sensitivity and specificity...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331796/an-unexpected-finding-in-a-man-with-multiple-pulmonary-nodules-a-pleural-effusion-and-respiratory-failure
#5
Yik Lam Pang, Quentin Jones
We report the case of a 47-year old Caucasian man with a history of depression and high alcohol intake who presented with a one-month history of weight loss, dry cough and abdominal pain. He had no smoking history of note. The patient was treated for a suspected chest infection, however developed respiratory failure and was intubated. A CT showed multiple pulmonary nodules, left pleural thickening extending to the mediastinum and bilateral pleural effusions-larger on the left, suggestive of disseminated malignancy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331610/a-reappraisal-of-the-mucoactive-activity-and-clinical-efficacy-of-bromhexine
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Alessandro Zanasi, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Ahmad Kantar
Since its introduction to the market in 1963, bromhexine, an over-the-counter drug, has been investigated for its activity in animal models and in humans with diverse respiratory conditions. Bromhexine is a derivate of the Adhatoda vasica plant used in some countries for the treatment of various respiratory diseases. Bromhexine has been found to enhance the secretion of various mucus components by modifying the physicochemical characteristics of mucus. These changes, in turn, increase mucociliary clearance and reduce cough...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331274/a-broken-fruit-knife-half-in-the-bronchus-and-half-in-the-duodenum
#7
Chenglin Guo, Yong Yuan, Lunxu Liu
Foreign bodies in the airway, as well as those in the upper gastrointestinal tract, are life-threatening conditions and require prompt intervention. We report on a 44-year-old male patient who presented with 4 days of intermittent cough. A computed tomography was performed showing two metallic foreign bodies located in the right main bronchus and the duodenum. The knife blade was successfully removed by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. However, the broken end of the blade was incarcerated in the right main bronchus and was removed via thoracotomy after the failure of endoscopic treatment...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331271/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-trachea
#8
Ashish Varghese, Swati Suneha, John C Watkinson
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is the second most common primary malignant tumor of the trachea, after squamous cell carcinoma. Patients present with upper airway obstructive symptoms and signs including dyspnoea, cough, haemoptysis, and stridor which are often insidious, delaying diagnosis and optimal management. Described here is an unusual case of primary ACC cervical trachea with concomitant micropapillary thyroid carcinoma (microPTC) in a middle-aged lady presenting with cough and breathing difficulty since 3 months...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331023/pulmonary-kaposi-sarcoma-presenting-as-complete-lung-consolidation
#9
Ahmad Alwassia, Ziyad Alshathri, Rahul Khosla, Samuel V Spagnolo
The patient in our case presented with progressive dyspnoea and cough. Chest radiograph reveals complete opacification of the hemithorax. Complete lung consolidation was not seen on chest CT. The patient in this case had extensive pulmonary and endobronchial Kaposi sarcoma (KS) that led to complete consolidation of the right lung that was diagnosed via bronchoscopy. After diagnosis, he was restarted on antiretroviral therapy and single-agent chemotherapy for treatment of pulmonary KS.
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330689/evaluation-of-methohexital-as-an-alternative-to-propofol-in-a-high-volume-outpatient-pediatric-sedation-service
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Nicholas E Jones, Michael S Kelleman, Harold K Simon, Jana A Stockwell, Courtney McCracken, Michael D Mallory, Pradip P Kamat
BACKGROUND: Propofol is a preferred agent for many pediatric sedation providers because of its rapid onset and short duration of action. It allows for quick turn around times and enhanced throughput. Occasionally, intravenous (IV) methohexital (MHX), an ultra-short acting barbiturate is utilized instead of propofol. OBJECTIVE: Describe the experience with MHX in a primarily propofol driven outpatient sedation program and to see if it serves as an acceptable alternative when propofol is not the preferred pharmacologic option...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330428/toxicity-of-airborne-dust-as-an-indicator-of-moisture-problems-in-school-buildings
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Jenni Tirkkonen, Martin Täubel, Hanna Leppänen, Matti Peltonen, William Lindsley, Bean T Chen, Anne Hyvärinen, Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, Kati Huttunen
Moisture-damaged indoor environments are thought to increase the toxicity of indoor air particulate matter (PM), indicating that a toxicological assay could be used as a method for recognizing buildings with indoor air problems. We aimed to test if our approach of analyzing the toxicity of actively collected indoor air PM in vitro differentiates moisture-damaged from non-damaged school buildings. We collected active air samples with NIOSH Bioaerosol Cyclone Samplers from moisture-damaged (index) and non-damaged (reference) school buildings (4 + 4)...
February 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329517/purple-patches-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-a-report-of-secondary-disseminated-cutaneous-mucormycosis-in-a-man-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Sanjana Iyengar, Cindy J Chambers, Jillian W Millsop, Maxwell A Fung, Victoria R Sharon
A 60-year-old man with chronic lymphocytic leukemiadeveloped a deeply violaceous annular patchwith a halo of erythema on the right thigh duringhospitalization for neutropenic fever. Associatedsymptoms included chronic cough and fatigue.Bilateral lung opacities with hilar lymphadenopathywere noted on chest computed tomographyscan. Punch biopsy and tissue culture confirmeda diagnosis of secondary disseminated cutaneousmucormycosis. Although rare, physicians shouldinclude mucormycosis in the differential diagnosisof purpuric patches in immunosuppressed patients...
March 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329289/repair-of-calcified-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-of-long-duration
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Orhan Saim Demirtürk, Elif Karadeli, Utku Alemdaroglu, Mustafa Yilmaz
Cardiac pseudoaneurysm is a contained rupture of the myocardium limited by pericardial adhesions or the epicardial wall. Cardiac pseudoaneurysm may cause sudden death with a mortality of 30-45% in the first year, mostly resulting from rupture. Coronal and axial T2-weighted magnetic resonance images of a 65-year-old male patient admitted with dyspnoea, coughing and chest pain, present for the last 10 days, revealed a large pseudoaneursym of the left ventricle. Coronary bypass and left ventricular restoration operation was performed...
February 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329268/dynamics-of-cough-frequency-in-adults-undergoing-treatment-for-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#14
Alvaro Proaño, Marjory A Bravard, José W Lopez, Gwenyth O Lee, David Bui, Sumona Datta, Germán Comina, Mirko Zimic, Jorge Coronel, Luz Caviedes, José L Cabrera, Antonio Salas, Eduardo Ticona, Nancy M Vu, Daniela E Kirwan, Maria-Cristina I Loader, Jon S Friedland, David A Moore, Carlton A Evans, Brian H Tracey, Robert H Gilman
Background: Cough is the major determinant of tuberculosis transmission. Despite this, there is a paucity of information regarding characteristics of cough frequency throughout the day and in response to tuberculosis therapy. Here we evaluate the circadian cycle of cough; cough frequency risk factors; and the impact of appropriate treatment on cough and bacillary load. Methods: We prospectively evaluated HIV-negative adults (n=64) with a new diagnosis of culture-proven, drug-susceptible pul-monary tuberculosis immediately prior to treatment and repeatedly until treatment day 62...
January 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327896/a-randomised-phase-iii-study-of-72%C3%A2-hour-infusional-versus-bolus-bleomycin-in-bep-bleomycin-etoposide-and-cisplatin-chemotherapy-to-treat-igcccg-good-prognosis-metastatic-germ-cell-tumours-te-3
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J Shamash, S-J Sarker, R Huddart, S Harland, J K Joffe, D Mazhar, A Birtle, J White, K Chowdhury, P Wilson, M R Marshall, S Vinnicombe
Background: Bleomycin is an integral part of combination chemotherapy in germ cell tumours. Pulmonary toxicity often necessitates drug cessation and death occurs in 1-2% of patients. A continuous infusion of bleomycin might reduce lung toxicity when compared to the conventional weekly boluses given as part of standard BEP chemotherapy. Patients and Methods: A phase 3 trial was conducted based on 212 men with IGCCCG good prognosis metastatic germ cell tumours with 1:1 randomisation...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327684/outbreak-investigation-of-influenza-in-pajaru-vdc-of-jajarkot-district-of-nepal
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S K Upadhyay, P M Singh Pradhan, R K Mahato, B Marasini, B Upadhyaya, G Shakya, G Baral, K P Baral
BACKGROUND: An outbreak investigation study was conducted in Pajaru, one of the initially affected Village Development Committees (VDCs) of the Jajarkot district in Nepal following an outbreak of respiratory illness in early 2015. The objectives of this study were to identify the cases and magnitude of the outbreak. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in mid-April 2015 covering five most affected wards of Pajaru VDC to assess the patients using standard case definition for Influenza like Illness (ILI)...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327509/stability-study-and-a-14-day-oral-dose-toxicity-in-rats-of-plantain-leaf-extract-plantago-lanceolata-l-syrup
#17
Kenza Mansoor, Fadi Qadan, Mathias Schmidt, Eyad Mallah, Wael Abudayyih, Khalid Matalka
Plants have been used since antiquity to treat and prevent diseases. Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) is traditionally used for the treatment of the common cold and associated symptoms such as cough. This study was designed to evaluate the oral toxicity of plantain leaf extract-containing syrup. In preparation of the toxicological examination and to ensure the quality of the herbal preparation, analytical methods were developed and validated, and stability testing was performed. Physicochemical and microbial quality, thin layer chromatography patterns and high performance liquid chromatography fingerprints complied with the specifications during the entire period of stability testing...
March 22, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327204/lung-adenocarcinoma-with-thyroid-metastasis-a-case-report
#18
A Dao, H Jabir, A Taleb, N Benchakroun, Z Bouchbika, T Nezha, H Jouhadi, S Sahraoui, A Benider
BACKGROUND: The metastases of a primary lung cancer over the thyroid gland are extremely rare. We report on an unusual presentation of thyroid metastasis of lung cancer in order to improve the management of similar cases. CASE PRESENTATION: Three years ago, a Moroccan male 59-year-old was admitted for dyspnea, dry cough, and chest pain. He had smoked about 30 cigarette packs a year. Clinical examination revealed a right thyroid nodule. Chest and neck computed tomography (CT) scan showed a proximal left tumor in contact with the pulmonary artery and revealed a suspected nodule in the right lobe of the thyroid with homolateral neck node...
March 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325101/-i-had-no-idea-what-a-complicated-business-eating-is%C3%A2-a-qualitative-study-of-the-impact-of-dysphagia-during-stroke-recovery
#19
Jennifer Moloney, Margaret Walshe
AIM: Persons with dysphagia following stroke may experience uncomfortable symptoms such as persistent coughing, choking and poor salivary management. They may also spend long periods of time unable to eat or drink or with restrictions on oral intake. Experiences of dysphagia post-stroke are richly described in unsolicited narratives such as autobiographies on the stroke event, which often include details of the author's journey through their stroke recovery. The aim of this study is to use autobiographical accounts to explore the experiences of those living with dysphagia following stroke...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323732/bronchoscopic-removal-of-a-long-standing-aspirated-iron-pill
#20
Sandeep R Somalaraju, Katherine Patil, Anthony C Campagna
While patients have been known to aspirate pills, they virtually never persist long enough to lead to complications. A spectrum of events, however, may arise especially from iron pill aspiration. If not identified and removed early, cytotoxic damage from local free-radical generation may result in airway damage. We report a case of an aspirated iron pill, which did not disintegrate and presented with chronic cough. Imaging revealed a foreign body in the right bronchus, and bronchoscopic removal allowed resolution of an associated pneumonia, without any further symptoms on subsequent surveillance...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
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